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​Dwight Murray Jr. 1936 - 2012

CHOCTAW, Okla. -- Dwight Murray Jr., 75, died Nov. 12. He was born Dec. 16, 1936, at Winfield, the son of Dwight Everett and Doris Violet (Prouty) Murray. He retired from Northern Gas Products in Bushton after 35 years of service.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries

Wilbur Dean Dirks

LARNED -- Wilbur Dean Dirks, 84, passed away Nov. 22, at his home, Larned.

November 23, 2012 | | Obituaries

Jobs that don’t exist yet

This past Tuesday at the regular meeting of the Barton Community College Board of Trustees, members of the various advisory boards assisting the various technical programs spoke to the Trustees. They discussed their service on the appropriate advisory board, how programs at Barton have benefitted their industry, and what they saw as the future needs in their area. Agriculture was well represented by Andrew Murphy from ILS and Marvin Rose from the Great Bend Coop. With their input both the crop and livestock aspects of agriculture were represented.

November 23, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture

A friend of 4-H

What does it take to be named a "Friend of 4-H". There are many, many people who share their time and talent with the 4-H program.

November 23, 2012 | BY BURNY UNRUH | Local Life

USD 428 Board of Education meeting

USD 428 Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Center, 201 South Patton Road. On the agenda is the Superintendent's evaluation.

November 23, 2012 | | Area Briefs

Retailers expect solid holiday growth

With the passing of Grey Thursday and Black Friday, and the coming of Cyber Monday, the 2012 holiday shopping season is in full swing.

November 23, 2012 | BY STAFF REPORTS | News

Christmas Comes Early

November 23, 2012 | | Editorial Cartoons

Googling Obama’s Reelection

President Obama's reelection was a triumph of Big Data, technological innovation, and precision targeting over the usual gravity of an incumbent president with a record of economic failure. This was facilitated by largest data trove in the world, Google, lending talent, expertise, and quite possibly data to the cause. Now Google CEO Eric Schmidt is being rumored as a potential Commerce Secretary or even Treasury Secretary – the top economic policy position – in Obama's second term. That's probably far-fetched, but the close relationship between the administration and Google deserves scrutiny.

November 23, 2012 | | Columnists

Thanksgiving Blessings, 2012

Seriously? Both political parties talking pre-emptive smack barely a week after the election. Partisan politics? Again? So soon? Not even time to catch our breath? For crum's sakes, give it a rest, you guys. Besides, shouldn't you be out on recess? After all, it's Thanksgiving. Yes. Already. The earliest Thanksgiving possible. That's what happens when November first is on a Thursday. Merchants are dancing the happy dance. Shoppers too. Retail workers, not so much. Black Friday Creep seems destined to devour Halloween.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists

Why I’m Thankful in 2012

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of the little things that are right in front of me to appreciate all year long. So, once again, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, this uniquely American holiday, here is the list of blessings for which I am thankful in 2012.

November 22, 2012 | | Columnists

Hospital adds new PA

HOISINGTON - Kristin Ohnmacht, certified physicians assistant ,joins Clara Barton Hospital's physician team. Ohnmacht is a certified physician assistant.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

Bierock and cinnamon roll fundraiser to be held

ELLINWOOD - The Ellinwood After Prom Parents will be taking orders for bierocks and cinnamon rolls made by Wheatland Café until Tuesday, Dec. 4. The bierocks are $3.50 each or $36 per dozen. Cinnamon rolls are $12 per tray of a dozen.

November 22, 2012 | | Barton Co. News

​St. John Lutheran to hold Festival of Carols

ELLINWOOD - St. John Lutheran Church will hold a "Festival of Carols," a celebration of the beginning of Advent, to kick off the Christmas season, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, at the church located at 5th and Wilhelm in Ellinwood.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

​‘The Ben Carson Story’ showing at Dominican Sisters Motherhouse

The Dominican Sisters of Peace will show the 2009 movie, "The Ben Carson Story," at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the auditorium of the Motherhouse, 3600 Broadway Ave., Great Bend.

November 22, 2012 | | Area Briefs

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Gary Fischer 80th

Gary Fischer of Hudson will celebrate his 80th birthday on Oct. 3, with a card shower. A family celebration is planned at a later date.

September 27, 2015 | | Birthdays

Senior Activities


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Senior Menu

The following well-balanced and nutritious Friendship Meals will be served for lunch at the Great Bend Senior Center, 2005 Kansas Ave. Meals are served with ...

September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Special Needs Calendar


September 27, 2015 | | Menus and Activities

Janis Friedeman Sayler

GREAT BEND - Janis Friedeman Sayler, 84, died Sept. 25, 2015, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Kathleen Foster 1924 - 2015

DODGE CITY - Kathleen Foster, 90, died Sept. 24, 2015, at Trinity Manor Nursing Home in Dodge City.

September 26, 2015 | | Obituaries

Carrasco shutsout Royals, 6-0

KANSAS CITY- Right-hander Carlos Carrasco threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball and finished with a one-hitter while striking out a career-high 15 as ...

September 26, 2015 | Jeffrey Flanagan/ | AP Sports

'Going to See the Elephant'

Paige Crocker, freshman in theater education, has known her destiny since seventh grade.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous

September 25, 2015 | | On the Record

Lions promote health at State Fair

At the final day of the Kansas State fair on Sunday, Sept. 20, the Lions Screening mobile Unit saw 294 people who were screened for ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Half-marathon volunteers shares her weight-loss story

Peggy Haag of Great Bend lost her mother eight years ago, and has been raising two small children without the wisdom and guidance of their ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

Scary scarecrows talk of Garden Club

Scarecrows were the subject of the program presented to the September Garden Club meeting by club president Nancy Swafford.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

State Fair ribbons

Barry J. Bowers, Great Bend, entered four carvings at the Kansas State Fair this year and won four ribbons.

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

​Kathleen Wary sworn in as Kansas attorney

TOPEKA - Successful applicants to the July 2015 Kansas bar examination were sworn in as Kansas attorneys at a ceremony Friday, Sept. 25, at the Topeka ...

September 25, 2015 | | Education

Community invited to join literacy campaign

Humphrey, the precocious hamster and hero in "The World According to Humphrey," was introduced throughout the community on Friday during a huge district-wide kickoff at ...

September 25, 2015 | | Local News

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